Microsoft Confirms 'Free' Windows 10 Will Become Expensive

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It’s make your mind up time. Windows 10 has come in for a lot of (justified) criticism but it also represents the future of Windows and is free – but not for much longer…

This week Microsoft MSFT +0.88% has taken to its official Windows blog to confirm news many feared: the days of free Windows 10 upgrades are indeed coming to a close:

“The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before. And time is running out,” announced Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group. “The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don’t miss out. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.”

Mehdi omitted this, but those upgrading to ‘Windows 10 Pro’ from a professional version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 will also lose their right to free upgrades. The retail price for Windows 10 Pro will be $199.

Source: forbes